"I like to play blackjack. I'm not addicted to gambling, I'm
addicted to sitting in a semi-circle."—Mitch Hedberg

Game Room & Gaming (01)

All About the Jukebox
Do you have a love for the jukebox? Do you remember putting your coins in the old jukebox and then dancing with your favorite partner when you were in high school. To some extent those days are gone. The old jukeboxes are disappearing from the American scene, but this site brings the old jukeboxes back to life. Starting with the Nickel-In-The-Slot machine of 1889, which relied on an Edison cylinder recording with no amplification to entertain patrons at the old Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco to the present day you can trace the history of the jukebox on this fascinating site. The links on this site take you to some of the most extensive sites on the net concerning the history of the jukebox and jukebox manufacturors such as the Rock-Ola jukeboe company, Seeburg jukeboxes and Wurlitzer jukeboxes.

Resources for Pool Table Lighting
A wealth of pool and billiard links, this site provides a spotlight on pool table lights, including vendors and how to purchase all varieties of pool table lights. Pool table lights are an add-on fixture that generally will hang about three feet above the table surface and shine light down on your game. Most pool table lighting fixtures will have three individual lights that hang from a chain and bar from the ceiling. Most pool table lights are normal lamp lights enclosed with acrylic shades and hung from a brass bar and two chains. If you are looking to put a pool table light in your game room, you may want to consider some of the personalized brand name pool table lights available. Coca-Cola, Harley Davidson, Budweiser, Jack Daniels and other related companies have produced logo bar and pool table lights that you can find online.

An Online Guide to Blackjack
In one form or another, the game of blackjack has been around for at least 300 years. This site traces the history of blackjack from its beginnings in France in the late 18th century up to the modern day, where blackjack is one of the most popular card games in modern casinos. At the end of the history article is a link to the modern day rules of blackjack along with a glossary of common terms. Once you understand the simple rules and the terms you could comfortably play in virtually any casino anywhere in the world. However, in order to minimize the house advantage, there are some simple strategies known as hit/stand rules that can lower the house advantage to virtually nothing, allowing you to play blackjack for hours at a time and seldom lose more than a few dollars. Links on this site lead to additional articles and to online gaming sites where you can play blackjack for real money for, in many cases, play for fun.

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